A few more shows return and this week continues the trend of highly watchable Primetime TV so you won’t mind the interruption Wednesday night for the political debates.
2 Broke Girls: And The Pearl Necklace.
Max and Caroline expect a call from Martha Stewart after she tries one of their cupcakes Monday, October 1, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
30 Rock: Episode 701.
The gang returns from hiatus but is shocked by the fall programming lineup and Jenna wants Liz to be her maid of honor Thursday October 4, at 8:00 PM on NBC.
666 Park Avenue: Murmurations.
Jane attempts an apartment renovation and discovers something terrifying behind the walls of the Drake. Gavin gets attention from a lonely resident looking for love and Henry isn’t sure about sharing information on an upcoming project Sunday October 7, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Alphas: Life After Death.
The team suffers their recent loss but a possible baby Alpha makes an appearance, hopefully the distraction won’t prove dangerous for one of them Monday October 1, at 8:00 PM on SyFy.
Animal Practice: Clean-Smelling Pirate.
George fails at consoling a boy with a sick dog. Dorothy would prefer Doug to handle the case Wednesday October 3, at 8:00 PM on NBC.
Ben and Kate: Bad Cop/Bad Cop.
Kate thinks she’s moving on up when she tries to get Maddie into a better school district by lying about their residence. Her only move is to report to the principal’s office where she’ll have to fess up and tell the truth Tuesday October 2, at 8:30 PM on FOX.
The Big Bang Theory: The Decoupling Fluctuation.
Penny and Leonard share a secret…and Sheldon finds out about it. Meanwhile back in space, Howard is getting picked on by the other astronauts Thursday October 4, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Blue Bloods: Domestic Disturbance.
There’s more to a domestic-abuse claim than meets the eye, including a secret affair with a powerful politician, and Linda returns to work, much to the dismay of her family Friday October 5, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
Boardwalk Empire: Blue Bell Boy.
Johnny Torrio is out of town and Capone moves in to deal with O’Banion in Chicago. Meanwhile, Luciano is nervous about a meeting he’s called to with Joe Masseria in New York October 7, at 9:00 PM on HBO.
Bones: The Gunk In The Garage.
Human remains found in a hotel garage appear to lead the team astray when the victim is found alive. A temporary partner is assigned to Sweets when Booth is busy with pushing papers Monday October 1, at 8:00 PM on FOX.
Forming an alliance with a City Council foe may prove a waste of time in his efforts to ward off bankruptcy Friday October 5, at 9:00 PM on STARZ.
Castle: Cloudy With A Chance Of Murder.
Beckett is off of suspension and working with Castle to solve the death of a weatherman. She also is busy at work trying to keep her romance with Castle a secret Monday October 1, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
CSI NY: Where There’s Smoke.
A serial arsonist is using fire against people in his past Friday October 5, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Dexter: Sunshine and Frosty Swirl.
A local convict provides enough new evidence for Miami Metro to reopen a 15-year-old case and Debra works on Dexter’s homicidal urges Sunday October 7, at 9:00 PM on Showtime.
Elementary: While You Were Sleeping.
Homes investigates a man murdered when entering his apartment and Watson hooks up with her ex for dinner Thursday October 4, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
Fringe: In Absentia.
The team goes to Walter’s former Harvard lab in search of crucial information needed to further their rebellion efforts against the Observer overlords Friday October 5, at 9:00 PM on FOX.
Glee: The Break Up.
Rachel and Kurt get surprise visitors, Santana and Brittany adjust and Will and Emma consider the new job offer Thursday October 4, at 9:00 PM on FOX. Visit Soap.com’s Glee Recaps for missed shows and updates posted after the show.
The Good Wife: And The Law Won.
Will turns down a low settlement in his first case upon his return from his suspension and Alicia aids Peter’s campaign without trying Sunday October 7, at 9:30 PM on CBS.
Grey’s Anatomy: Remember The Time.
The doctors remember the aftermath of the crash and how each handled the situation Thursday October 4, at 9:00 PM on ABC. If you missed the season premiere visit Grey’s Anatomy Weekly Updates for last Thursday’s episode ‘Going, Going, Gone.’
Grimm: Over My Dead Body.
Monroe is warned by an old flame that he may be in danger for his alliance with Nick and Hank’s Wesen knowledge grows working with Nick Friday October 5, at 9:00 PM on NBC.
Guys With Kids: The Standoff.
Gary looks to the guys regarding discipline with his son and Chris gets assistance from Marny in sleep training while Nick gets competitive with a school project Wednesday October 3, at 8:30 PM on NBC.
Hart Of Dixie: I Fall To Pieces.
The season opens with Zoe being torn between George and Wade. Lemon returns the wedding gifts and works on her independence. Ruby Jeffries is befriended by Zoe despite the feelings around town Tuesday October 2, at 8:00 PM on CW.
Haven: The Farmer.
Audrey and Nathan believe they are dealing with a killer harvesting organs when a Boston cop connects a murder in Haven to similar crimes Friday October 5, at 10:00 PM on SyFy.
Hawaii Five-0: Kanalua (Doubt).
A deadly art heist is investigated and McGarrett asks for assistance from Catherine in his search for his mother Monday October 1, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
Homeland: Beirut Is Back.
Carrie returns to Beirut in an operation to put an end to Abu Nazir. In Washington, Brody’s relationship with Jessica worsens and Capt. Faber has questions about the Elizabeth Gaines’ shooting Sunday October 7, at 10:00 PM on Showtime.
How I Met Your Mother: The Pre-Nup.
The gang deals with relationship issues in the wake of Barney’s prenup. It’s a new battle of the sexes Monday October 1, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
Last Resort: Blue On Blue.
Viewers were very pleased with last week’s premiere. This week Prosser confronts Chaplin and warships close in on the island Thursday October 4, at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Made in Jersey: Cacti.
Martina needs to persuade a jury to set an innocent woman free after being institutionalized for pleading insanity Friday October 5, at 9:00 PM on CBS. Catch a repeat of the pilot episode Saturday October 6, at 8:00 PM.
Major Crimes: Dismissed With Prejudice.
Rusty meets with his father and Tao deals with his past after a murder conviction is overturned. This episode proves to be one of the best of the season, written by Jim Leonard. It airs Monday October 1, at 9:00 PM on TNT. Fans can also celebrate the show being picked up for another season next year.
The Mentalist: Devil’s Cherry.
A diamond cutter’s homicide is investigated and a girl claiming to be Jane’s late daughter turns up Sunday October 7, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
The Middle: The Second Act.
Frankie loses her job and goes back to school, tech school, and Axl starts his senior year at high school while Sue mentors a freshman Wednesday October 3, at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Mike & Molly: Vince Takes a Bath.
Vince immobility causes Joyce to disappear, leaving him to rely on Mike and Molly to care for him Monday October 1, at 9:30 PM on CBS.
The Mindy Project: Hiring and Firing.
Mindy’s first hire when put in charge is an ex-con. Meanwhile Jeremy believes his relationship experience is helpful when he has to fire an older professional Tuesday October 2, at 9:30 PM on FOX.
The Mob Doctor: Protect and Serve.
Grace finds conflict in treating the victims and hit-and-run driver of the same accident. A neighbor also turns up in the psych ward after a bar fight Monday October 1, at 9:00 PM on FOX.
Psych evaluations are conducted, Gibbs worries about Abby and her nightmares and a team investigates when it finds the body of a NCIS facilities manager who has been missing since the day the Navy Yard was bombed Tuesday October 2, at 8:00 PM on CBS.
NCIS Los Angeles: Recruit.
A drone strike leads to the discovery of a soldier’s body at a bomb-making compound and an investigation ensues to see why he was there and whose side he was on Tuesday October 2, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
The Neighbors: Journey To The Center Of The Mall.
The Bird-Kersees visit the mall for back-to-school clothes shopping with the Weavers Wednesday October 3, at 8:30 PM on ABC.
Jess and Schmidt want to be friends with the new young neighbors across the hall, meanwhile Nick pulls pranks to make Schmidt feel his age Tuesday October 2, at 9:00 PM on FOX.
The New Normal: Nanagasm.
David’s ready to tell mom about the baby, Goldie deals with mother-in-law problems and Shania worries about her dad and the custody battle Tuesday October 2, at 9:30 PM on NBC.
The Office: Andy’s Ancestry.
Andy discovers he is related to Michelle Obama and decides to share it with the office, Dwight teaches Erin a new language so she can impress her boyfriend’s family and Pam is pressured into thinking Jim is having an affair Thursday October 4, at 9:00 PM on NBC.
Once Upon a Time: We Are Both.
Regina seeks the return of her powers, David continues his search for Mary Margaret and Emma, and the seven dwarfs regret leaving town Sunday October 7, at 8:00 PM on ABC.
Parenthood: The Talk.
Kristina gives Max encouragement, Sarah learns something about her boss when she spends time with his daughter, and Julia and Joel see into the future when Victor tries something new Tuesday October 2, at 10:00 PM on NBC.
Parks and Recreation: How A Bill Becomes A Law.
Leslie works on a law to extend the community pool hours for a swim team and Ron fills a pothole for a local woman (guest star, Lucy Lawless) Thursday October 4, at 9:30 PM on NBC.
Partners: Chicken & Stuffing.
Joe and Louis both try to fix the other’s problem with their significant other Monday October 1, at 8:30 PM on CBS.
Person of Interest: Bad Code.
Reese may get closer to Finch and the kidnapper after he finds clues in a cold case Thursday October 4, at 9:00 PM on CBS.
Private Practice: Mourning Sickness.
In the 100th episode, the doctors celebrate and reminisce on the past at Addison’s house. Sheldon also counsels a suicidal patient who has a confession to make Tuesday October 2, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Raising Hope: Not Indecent, But Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal.
The season premiere brings together The Chances and Sabrina’s mother at a family funeral. Jimmy and Sabrina deal with her grandmother’s videotaped last will and testament Tuesday October 2, at 8:00 PM on FOX.
The truth about Victoria spreads, Emily works to get back with the Graysons’ and tries to keep close to Amanda and her unborn child Sunday October 7, at 8:00 PM on ABC. A season one "Revenge" recap is available along with the Revenge recap of last night's season premiere.
Revolution: No Quarter.
Miles and Charlie visit a rebel camp with the help of Nora, Aaron and Maggie are looking for Grace and Danny takes a stand Monday October 1, at 10:00 PM on NBC.
Scandal: The Other Woman.
A public figure deals with an act of infidelity, Cyrus and Fitz deal with a foreign-policy crisis and Olivia faces the reality of the judge’s verdict Thursday October 4, at 10:00 PM on ABC.
Sons of Anarchy: Stolen Huffy.
On the heels of last week’s shocking episode, SAMCRO faces a new enemy Tuesday October 2, at 10:00 PM on FX.
Knox is planning a scheme to unload nuclear bombs on politically unstable African countries and Dalton confronts Bryant about the CIA’s involvement Friday October 5, at 10:00 PM on Cinemax.
Switched at Birth: The Declaration of Independence.
Daphne’s unsure of Jeff’s intentions and Bay and Zarra want to know who is defacing their street art but finding the truth could prove dangerous Monday October 1, at 8:00 PM on ABCFAM.
Treme: Me Donkey Want Water.
Janette, Aunt Mimi and Annie commit to new deals, one killer is found and L.P. meets his victim’s family Sunday October 7, at 10:00 PM on HBO.
Two and a Half Men: A Big Bag of Dog.
Walden’s not feeling up to par mentally after his breakup with Zoey Thursday October 4, at 8:30 PM on CBS.
Up All Night: Swingers.
Reagan and Chris are out to paint the town red to make a point and Ava meets her biggest fan de-cluttering with Scott Thursday October 4, at 8:30 PM on NBC.
Warehouse 13: We All Fall Down.
In the mid-season finale, Artie is chased across the world as the team tries to prevent him from dispensing more evil to mankind Monday October 1, at 9:00 PM on SyFy. The show will return for another season in April 2013.
Vegas: Money Plays.
Ralph investigates a home invasion resulting in the murder of a craps dealer and Savino looks for trust from the new count-room manager with Chicago connections Tuesday October 2, at 10:00 PM on CBS.
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